This week the world of entertainment journalism was abuzz with reporting that there are so many ethnics on TV, and we really need to chill out and finally give some white folks a chance. While you let that sink in, take a look at some other (less infuriating) film writing from the week.

Good Reads for the week of March 23, 2015

5 Filmmakers on the Biggest Challenges They Faced Getting Feature Films to SXSW
(via Oakley Anderson-Moore for No Film School)
Even Robert Duvall was working with a time/money crunch. Things are tough all over!

Understanding Noah Baumbach, in three double-features (via Keith Phipps for The Dissolve)
How one of the voices of ’90s Gen-X has evolved, from Kicking and Screaming through While We’re Young.

Scared Senseless: The Indie Horror Boom and What Frightens Us Now (via Mark Harris for Grantland)
Once again the horror genre and indie filmmakers make for a terrifying, beautiful combination.

SEC Ruling Changes Game for Hollywood Film Financing (via Todd Cunningham for The Wrap)
Now even your grandma can become a film investor.

“Shame On Deadline” For Suggesting Hollywood Has Too Many Minorities (via Dennis Romero for LA Weekly)
We couldn’t possibly ignore the (righteous) backlash against aforementioned insane Deadline article.


In case you were ignoring us (aka blatant self-promotion):

SXSW 2015 Recap
Check our recap of the festival experience, SAGindie style.


A video worth watching

The President of the United States interviews a writer/producer. When’s the last time a world leader talked to you about your job?

How ’bout you? Read anything good this week?


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